Just a heads up...
I've been working very hard lately with my business... and because of this, I've been sitting down at my desk for HOURS at a time (average of 4 hours) with very little time standing up and moving around...
Because of this, I've ended up with a blood clot in my lower leg and ended up in the Emergency Room yesterday! Thank God it isn't DVT (deep vein thrombosis) or I would still be in the Emergency Room!
What I have is superficial thrombophlebitis (small clot in a superficial vein). This was caused from sitting down for long periods of time causing a lack of circulation to my legs. I now have to wear compression socks and I'm on a ibuprofen regimen to keep the swelling down.
If you work for long periods of time, PLEASE take my advice and GET UP, move around, do a little exercise, play with your kids, go for a walk, etc. It's one thing to work hard, but not until the point it puts you in the E.R.
It especially annoys me that I actually knew the consequences of sitting down for too long... but me being stubborn, I just kept working and working! To make matters worse, I would work for hours, and then watch YouTube videos for a couple of more hours!
Bottom line, do not underestimate the benefits of a quality office chair for one, and secondly, please make sure you don't sit at your computer for too long without getting up and moving around.
Oh, and one more thing, don't forget about protecting your eyes as well. Either invest in a screen for your monitor, or computer glasses (which is what I have).
Stay healthy Warriors!